Clause 83

Part of Welfare Reform Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 8:15 pm on 10th May 2011.

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Photo of Charlie Elphicke Charlie Elphicke Conservative, Dover 8:15 pm, 10th May 2011

First, clause 83 states that regulations “may” provide, so it is conditional and, therefore, it can be fine-tuned. That is as clear as day. Secondly, paragraph 2.63 on page 55 of the Red Book contains a clear explanation of what is going on and makes it clear that it will not happen before October 2012. It states:

“Mobility provision for people in residential care will be reviewed as part of the wider reform of DLA to be introduced from 2013-14.”

The paragraph ends with a cross reference to the financial table. The situation has been clear since the Budget; why do people not try reading the Red Book?